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Old 3rd April 2013
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My power supplies for my Langevin (2 of them) console are tube. They get shut off and turned on all the time as well. They are 50 years old... the tube console came out of UCLA's theater department... I highly doubt they left that puppy on all the time.

I couldn't afford to leave this stuff on all the time. If it's well made, it can handle being turned on and off.

Geoff, all my console with the exception of the Tridents were pretty much made in the era of radio broadcast... hence the fully buffered aspect.

Since most US consoles were born from the radio and television industry there were a lot of features held over from that industry... like 70 to 90dB plus gain for microphones! My Electrodyne outputs 105dB at the subgroup outs... talk about overkill.